ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has so far found failed to appoint regular heads of the large number of state-owned entities (SOEs) as 135 SOEs are currently being run on a stopgap basis, Pakistan Today has reliably learnt.
Documents available with this scribe disclosed that 135 vacancies of CEOs/MDS/Chairman/DGs/Heads of Organizations in Corporation/Commissions/Authorities/Autonomous/Semi-Autonomous bodies etc in 27 ministries/divisions are currently lying vacant.
And, out of 135, 14 organizations are near completion of filling the vacant positions while in the case of another 14, the relevant organizations have been recommended for restructuring /merger/liquidation/privatization and advised by the government not to appoint new /fulltime CEOs.
However, the establishment division has now requested the administrative ministries/divisions to fill the remaining vacant positions on regular basis at the earliest instead of resorting to any stopgap arrangement.
It is also learnt from the documents that Prime Minister Imran Khan in a cabinet meeting had expressed deep dismay over the adhoc manner which a large number of organizations were being managed and directed that immediate steps be taken to improve governance and efficiencies of the ministries/divisions.